On November 23, 2019, the AUN Honor Society (HS) held its Community Service Day for the 2019/20 academic year.
President of the Society, Todimu Sola-Idowu, said the event is an opportunity to show the society’s altruistic endowments to the community.
President Dekle and Provost Muhammadou Kah witnessed the event. Faculty Advisors of the Society, Dr. Ferdinand Che, and the Chair of the Engineering Program, Dr. Abubakar Sadiq Hussaini, were also present at the community service day.
Dr. Che said that HS members epitomize the ideal students of AUN who have achieved academic excellence and internalized the idea of giving back to society through community service.
The Honor Society renovated a block of classrooms at the Government Day Secondary School, Vunoklang.
Vice President of the Society, Odinaka Okemini, said the project which cost N194,500 was executed from the proceeds of their fundraising activities which included the sale of raffle draw tickets and membership levy.
Dr. David Adetoro of the School of Law spoke on 'Reigniting the Fire for Service in the Community'.
He said community service is about people making things better and what can be done to improve the community. He maintained that everyone has something to contribute to a better society.
"The fire has to come from within you."
"Don't serve with arrogance, serve with humility."
The Community Service Day also featured the grand finale for a spelling bee organized for students of Government Day Secondary School, Vunoklang. Fifteen students participated and five reached the final round, three of whom emerged winners: Mathias Bulama, Abdullahi Ali Adamu, and Godia Johnson Sini. The three winners were awarded secondary school scholarships by the Society.
President Dekle presented certificates of participation to all 15 students as well as to four pupils of A. A. Namtari Memorial School who were offered primary school scholarships.
Last year, the Society refurbished 60 chairs for Government Day Secondary School in Jimeta as well as donated new uniforms to 100 pupils of Bako Primary School, Yola.
Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa